Development of Containerization

Development of Containerization

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This book deals with the revolution of containerization, a breakthrough in maritime transport. Until World War II, maritime transport and transshipment of general cargo had been virtually unchanged for decades. Mechanization and the introduction of small unit loads improved productivity and working conditions in the shipping business. A real breakthrough came from outside the maritime sector railway and trucking companies launched the transportation of vehicle-sized loads.Malcom McLean, a trucking magnate who had acquired the Pan-Atlantic Steamship Corporation, envisaged land-sea-land services, door-to-door, with trailerThey even installed an automated cleaning station for reefer containers. ... system and a side lift truck operated MT depot, was installed with all the related complexity when going from an automatic (AGV) to a manual (MT handler) operation.

Title:Development of Containerization
Author: Hans Johannes Cornelis Van Ham, J. C. van Ham, Joan Rijsenbrij
Publisher:IOS Press - 2012-11-01

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